NJT VAT Return Manager (MTD)

(Bridging software for online filing of the MTD compliant VAT Returns to Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs)

How to Install on your Computer & Configure Excel


How to Install
  1. Create a folder on your computer. For example, "C:\My MTD VAT Returns".

  2. Download the 'NJT VAT Return Manager (MTD)' workbook, then (move or save) it to the new folder, for example, "C:\My MTD VAT Returns".
    Note 1: Alternatively, the software can be downloaded during the purchasing process.

    Click on the button to download the MTD VAT Return Manager (Live evaluation).

    (For further information on purchasing, see the 'Software Purchase & Renewal' section via the menu item 'MTD VAT Return'.

    Note 2: The download process may vary depending upon which Interent browser you use and the browser's configuration.
    Note 3: It is recommended that you store the workbook within it's own folder as certain sub folders are automatically created when the workbook is opened.

  3. Open a blank workbook in Excel then change the Options as described in the 'Excel Configuration' section below. Then exit Excel.

  4. Finally, Open the 'NJT VAT Return Manager (MTD)' workbook and follow the on-screen instructions.

Excel Configuration
Microsoft has taken a much tighter approach to software security. As a result of this, some Excel features are disabled during initial installation. In order for the VAT Return Manager to function correctly, a few changes are required within the Excel Options.
Open a blank workbook. (For recent versions of Excel, Click on 'File' menu, then 'Options', then 'Trust Centre' then click on 'Trust Centre Settings').
Note: For Office 2007, Click on the 'Office' button as the 'File' menu does not exist.
  1. Trusted Locations: Add the 'Location' of the folder where you saved the workbook,
    (For example, "C:\My MTD VAT Returns"). Also tick the box 'Subfolders'.
  2. Macro Settings: Tick the box 'Trust Access to the VBA project model'.
  3. Finally, click on the 'OK' button.


Files created by this software are organised using a preset folder structure. Sub folders are created automatically within the folder where the workbook is located. It is recommended that the VAT Return workbook is stored in a specific folder. For example, "C:\My MTD VAT Returns".

Archive Folder: The sub folder "\Archive" is automatically created when you first use the software. After you have updated to a new version, this may be a convenient location to store your previous version. This may avoid confusion as to which is your latest version.

Receipt Files: When a draft or finalised VAT Return is saved as a PDF file it is stored, by default, to the sub folder "\Receipts". However, For each Business, the folder location can be changed, essentially allowing you to store the PDF receipts in any accessible location. Once changed, the new folder location becomes the default for that business.

Evidence Files: During each VAT Return submission, copies of the full submission and HMRC response are saved to the sub folder "\Evidence". These files are stored in Text and JSON format and can be viewed using a 'Text' editor such as NotePad or WordPad.

Data Backup Folder: Each backup created by the 'Backup Data' routine is stored in the sub folder "\Backup".

Import Folder: When you Import a VAT Return from, for example an Excel workbook, the routine first searches in the sub folder 'Import'. This may be a convenient location to store the files. However, For each Business, the file folder location is saved automatically after each import, therefore you can essentially store the files in any accessible location. This folder location then becomes the default for future imports.

Bin Folder: The sub folder "\Bin" used to store technical log files created by the software. These log files may assist in the resolution of technical issues that may occur during the use of the software.